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“i found god in myself and i loved her i loved her fiercely” ― Ntozake Shange

On Friday, December 2, AAMP presents a very special INTERACTIVE screening of the original 1982 PBS taping of Ntozake Shange‘s seminal choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enufwhich stars Oscar nominee and Emmy-winner Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield.

This free screening is hosted by i found god in myself curator Souleo and Philadelphia’s own Stephanie Renee, this can’t-miss screening invites the audiences to join in the conversation by collectively reciting the poignant, timeless narrative and lines found within Shange’s writing. Guests are invited, and encouraged, to laugh, cry and sing out loud to this black classic.

This interactive screening will open with a conversation between exhibit curator Souleo and several artists from AAMP’s fall/winter exhibition, i found god in myself: the 40 anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls, which opens on October 1 and runs through January 2. More details on this artist talk will be posted shortly!

More on for colored girls (film)

Oscar nominee and Emmy-winner Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield celebrate in song, poetry and dance their strength, beauty and enormous capacity for love. this explosive, vivid choreopoem illuminates the story and struggle of black women in America. The seven women comprising the cast, including author Ntozake Shange, share with the viewer their exuberance for life and their ability to begin again, no matter how ridiculous the odds. Originally taped by PBS in 1982.

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